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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Vale, Sylvester



Friends and Kitties,

The Mommy here.

It is with almost unbearable sadness that I am writing to tell you that Sylvester is gone.  We made the terrible trip to see the vet this morning.  He was refusing food--even his beloved bacon--and was unable to settle.

We are heartbroken.

I will write a fitting tribute to our giant Tuxie Catman in a few days, but for now I need to take a short break.  

Thank you for all your loving and supportive comments and messages with Sylvester's final post.  I wish he had been around to do a few more but the cancer was just too fast.  You all are just the best folks I know, your support means the world to me.


Love,

Trish  xx

105 comments:

  1. Hugs and purrs to you; I am so sorry!

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  2. Oh NO. Please accept my condolences and take as long of a break as you need to. I know how fast it can be--Tucker had four days. Run free, Sylvester. . . .

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  3. My heart breaks for you, and for all who loved him..

    Purrs of healing and condolence

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  4. Oh, cr*p. I'm so sorry, Trish. My thoughts and prayers are with you all; Nicki and Derry send soft purrs and gentle kitty kisses. Godspeed to Sylvester and hugs to you.

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  5. omg....I am so very sorry. Please know I am sending lots of love and kitten kisses your way....that damn cancer sucks

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  6. Awwww Trish. I reign many curses upon the evil that is cancer and much love upon the catio and its denizens. Hugs to you and Scott. I know how hard it is.

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  7. Oh no! We thought Sylevster would have had more time. Our hearts are broken along with yours. We send you lots of purrs and hugs. Like the Random Relines say...cancer sucks.

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    2. Oh Trish & Scott! I am very sorry for your loss. Hugs. I have been there and it isn't easy. I want you to know that others are heartbroken too.

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  8. Trish I am so sad and I know it was such a difficult thing to do but Sylvester is now pain free and flying over that bridge! Hugs and tears along with you.

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  9. We are so sorry. Sending gentle hugs and purrs to you all.

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  10. Oh, no. Trish and Scott, we are so very sorry. Sending love and gentle purrs to you as you mourn your beloved Sylvester's passing.

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  11. Sweet Sylvester, the horrible C took you away too soon. Thank you to your parents for seeing you did not suffer long. Purrs of love to them and all the kitties at the Lounge.

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  12. Oh gosh, we are so so sorry. That was way too quick. Sending lots of hugs. We know this is a rough time for both you and Scott. Nothing worse than losing our fur friends.

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  13. I am so sorry, Trish and Scott. It is so unfair that the ultimate kindness causes so much pain for those who remain. Love and hugs to you both.

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  14. Godspeed your journey to heaven Sylvester; we are truly sorry. To your mom, dad and your family as well, our sincerest sympathies; we know this is devastating to them

    We know Kona & Grayce were at heaven's gate to meet you so you wouldn't be afraid ~~~~~~~~

    with hugs and loves from boomer, dai$y, tuna, dude and sauce ♥♥♥♥♥

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  15. My eyes are tearfilled, this was too quickly. Thank you for rescuing dear Sylvester and giving him a wonderful life filled with love and happiness. Thank you for sharing this beloved kitty with us. My heart breaks for you and Scott, but I also know you did the best thing for him at the right time. Gentle hugs to you both. Lynne

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  16. I'm so sorry to hear about Sylvester. Cancer is terrible! My thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your precious fur child.

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  17. Oh, no. We're so, so sorry. Take the time you need, Trish, and know that all of us are sending lots of love and hugs to you right now.

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  18. So dreadfully sorry Trish and Scott ❤️❤️❤️

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  19. We're so sorry.

    Sending purrs and luv. <3

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  20. Oh well damn. Damn damn damn. *crying* sending love to you at this dark time. I must rush home and squeeze Miss Jack extra lots. Tuxies rule. Xoxo

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  21. Oh well damn. Damn damn damn. *crying* sending love to you at this dark time. I must rush home and squeeze Miss Jack extra lots. Tuxies rule. Xoxo

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  22. Oh no! We are so sorry for your loss. Sending you the best purrs.
    Run free Sylvester.

    Emma and Buster

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  23. I am so very sorry. Cancer sucks. Many hugs and purrs and purrayers are being sent to you from Forty Paws and Maw.

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  24. oh Trish and Scott, Peter and I are so very very sad with you. I remember one of your posts from when I first started blogging and it was Sylvester and Salem chasing after the ever elusive red dot. The tuxie duo at play. You guys cared more for him than anyone could. Sending Sylvester soft paw pats and purrs to take him safely to The Bridge and health and sending you guys warm hugs

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  25. Trish, we are so sad and sorry to hear that precious, beautiful Sylvester has gone to the Bridge. We understand how difficult it is to part with such a dear member of your family. Our sincere condolences over this terrible loss and we will keep your family in our prayers. Wishing you all comfort at this time of great sorrow...hugs and love.

    Laila, Minchie and Mom Peggy

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  26. Even when you have lots of kitties it's always sad to lose one. I remember feeling my Butler purring on my lap his last night alive.

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  27. deer Miss Trish, us Meowers hope that many happy memories will plug up that drefful hole in yer heart. we send soft comforting purrs (an' a quiet grrr frum the damnbrowndawg). --Nitro, Xing, Igmu, DammitJim, an' Cocoa

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  28. deer Miss Trish, us Meowers hope that many happy memories will plug up that drefful hole in yer heart. we send soft comforting purrs (an' a quiet grrr frum the damnbrowndawg). --Nitro, Xing, Igmu, DammitJim, an' Cocoa

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  29. We are sorry to hear this sad news and send comforting vibes and purrayers for your loss.

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  30. I am so very sorry. You gave the ultimate last kindness and you are now left with so much pain and sadness. I send you love and hugs. Run free sweet Sylvester x

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  31. We are very sorry Sylvester has gone to the bridge. Fly High and Run Free Sylvester.

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  32. I'm so sorry Trish and Scott...and kitty friends. What a great loss. I hope that you find joy in your memories of your times together. He lived a very wonderful life at your house. Hugs, dear friend.

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  33. What a crappy day. You will furever be in our hearts, Sylvester. Sending much love and light to the humans and the kittehz at the Lounge.
    XOXOXO

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  34. Oh, we are so so sorry. This is a terrible thing. :-(

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  35. No! No! No! This is too soon. We were really hoping Sylvester had more quality time with you.
    We're leaky eyed and sending you soft hugs and purrs and prayers.

    The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

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  36. Trish and Scott I am so heartbroken by the news of Sylvester gaining his Angel wings. I know your hearts are very heavy right now as I'm sure like all of us you too thought he would be with us for awhile longer. He will be deeply missed and long remembered. What a special boy he was. My deepest sympathies.

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  37. ::sniff:: This is so sad. We just loved Sylvester, loved him from the moment you adopted him. You gave him such a good life. I know that our Bennette was waiting to greet him, tuxie paws and nose kissies touching for the first time.

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  38. This is so very sad - sending gentle purrs of comfort and consolation to all of you - Rest in Peace, dear Sylvester.
    Purrs ... Rainbow

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  39. We are so very, very sorry to hear about his passing. He was deeply loved and cared for, so please take comfort in that.

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  40. We were so hoping for more time, each day a gift. We're so sorry.

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  41. You gave him the gift of a gentle, swift passage to the Other Side--he had such a wonderful life with you and The Katnip Gang, more than any kitty could dream of. We are sending you all our very best purrs and all our love too. The Lounge Kitties will have some major comforting duties for the next while, but we think they will be very very good at it. Your boy is at rest, having lived secure in your love and care, and in your hearts for always.

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  42. Oh noes Trish! I'm so very sorry to hear this. I'm glad he was able to live the good life at the Lounge even though it wasn't as long as we all hoped. Sending comforting purrs and hugs to you and Scott.

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  43. we are heartbroken for you. curse cancer anyways.
    purrs and hugs-
    C, pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto

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  44. We are so very sorry to hear about dear Sylvester, he was always a favorite and we could see the love he had. We're thinking of you and send you the most gentle hugs. Run free Sylvester, you touched the world so now you'll watch over it.

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  45. So sorry to learn Sylvester is gone. He certainly knew he was loved !

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  46. We are just...so so sorry
    ~Vicat, BratCat, Rags & Geo

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  47. Trish, please accept our condolences. We know how you are grieving. It is very difficult when you lose your anipal without even having time to come to terms with the fact that they are ill. Mom's been through it and knows how you must be feeling. You will be in our thoughts and prayers as your grieve. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Mom Janet

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  48. We are stunned Sylvester is gone so quickly and can imagine your pain. We are so sorry! Hugs of comfort.

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  49. Sorry to hear about Sylvester. RIP Sylvester :-(...am i big fan of your blog from Malaysia

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  50. We're so very sorry to read this post. Sly was a lovely sweet boy and we miss him already. Purrs and love to you all.

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  51. So sorry. Life is too short. Hugs, purrs and prayers for you and hubby,

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  52. I am sick with grief. I'm so terribly sorry. Thinking of you and Scott,

    Glenda from Kansas

    Hugs and kisses to the others who are also grieving in their own way. Sometimes it's so hard to understand.

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  53. I am sick with grief. I'm so terribly sorry. Thinking of you and Scott,

    Glenda from Kansas

    Hugs and kisses to the others who are also grieving in their own way. Sometimes it's so hard to understand.

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  54. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy. My thoughts and prayers are with you. XO

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  55. We are heartbroken alongside you. :-( I was really hoping you would have more time with Sylvester.

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  56. Oh no! Oh I'm so terribly sorry! Sending hugs and love to all of you! I know he had a wonderful life with you, I just wish it could have been longer. There are no words that can help, but we are purring and praying for you.

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  57. Oh my, I am so sad for you. Having just lost George, I feel your pain a little more deeply. Remember the happy times. XOX T.

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  58. Tails are tipped and we snuggle Äiti as she cries, and send purrs to you and Scott.
    The kindest thing is the hardest thing ever to do. Vale, Sylvester.

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  59. THAT was a bit too fast, Ceiling Cat, don't you think? But you know best. Fortunately, the crowd was ready and amassed at the Rainbow Bridge with happy tails aloft to salute Sylvester on arrival. Meanwhile we humans are crying or sighing, and our kitties (and a few other species, I'm sure) wonder why we are hugging or stroking them a bit fiercely as we draw comfort from them and show them our love.

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  60. We simply cannot believe this news. How can Sylvester be gone? It all happened so quickly? We had barely begun to digest the fact that he was unwell. We can but imagine the sadness at Katnip Lounge. And it all makes us think, more than ever, that Carpe Diem should be the motto of us all.

    Soft Purrs, Gentle Woofs and Neighs, Big Hugs,
    The Chans, Tommy, the Vs and #1

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  61. No words, so sad! Just trying imagining him happy at the Rainbow Bridge...

    Hugs,
    looloo

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  62. Very sorry to read this news. I can't imagine how hard it must have been just to write this post. Please accept our deepest condolences from the Squeedunk Cats and Z-girl. Sylvester will be with you forever, yet his absence in this plane will leave a huge hole in your heart. Peace dear Sylvester.

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  63. I am so sad to hear your catkid is gone. How blessed you are to have known and loved him.

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  64. I am so sad to hear your catkid is gone. How blessed you are to have known and loved him.

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  65. we are so sorry fur your loss, nose kisses

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  66. So sad. Toffee and I are thinking of you. xx

    That's Purrfect

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  67. ((hugs)) my heart hurts for you. I remember the post when you got him. I know I haven't been around as long as some folks ..but that one I do remember. May your heart find peace.

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  68. We are so sorry for your loss of the sweet, handsome Sylvester. Such a shock but he was so loved. Sending purrs and hugs at this so difficult time.

    Dip & Dot and Margmom

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  69. Sorry for your loss. Sending comforting thoughts.

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  70. So sorry for your loss. Sending purrs and hugs from Hershey, Bear, Princess, Fluffy, Mia, Aly and our two fosters Tux and Max.

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  71. Dear Trish, I am so sorry about Sylvester. What a terrible loss. I hope the Lounge Cats are giving you extra love and purrs. Take all the time you need.
    Hugs.
    Ann, Skootch, Wilbur and Louie

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  72. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that Sylvester will be missed by your readers too.

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  73. Sending you all our love and wishes for healing!

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  74. Trish, WE are so very sorry to read about Sylvester. We remember when he was living at the vet's in a cage in the waiting room while he purred for a furever home. Lo and behold he found the purrfect home full of all the love in the world and....you made his life full and rich.
    Sending hugs madi and mom

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    1. I did not talk about this, I was so struck by saddeness, but I must tell you: I am so grateful to Scott that he decided to adopt this kitten!

      Hugs,
      looloo

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  75. We are so sorry. Sweet Sylvester, we'll look for your star in the heavens. Sending hugs and purrs.

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  76. We will purr for Sylvester's memory and for the empties he left in yourown hearts. PurrPurrPurrPurrPurrPurrPurrPurrPurr...

    Gentle Cheekrubs,
    Lilith, Rosco, Tina, & Lucky
    The Feline Contingent

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  77. Our hearts are just breaking for you. We are so deeply, deeply sorry.......keeping you in our thoughts and prayers (((hugs)))catchatwithcarenandcody

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  78. So very sorry for your loss of precious Sylvester; our Daddy Cat died quickly after his kidney disease diagnosis and it was a shock to us too...We wish everyone at your home peace and comfort at this difficult time of sorrow, keeping you all in our prayers..Sending big hugs and loud purrs...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat

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  79. Our friends at the Whiskeratti told us the news. We just wanted to pay our respects and say how sorry we are to hear your news.
    Husky hugs,
    Cammie!

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  80. We are sooooooooooooooooo sorry fur your loss. We fur sure unnerstand what you're goin' thru. We're sendin' lots of hugs and purrayers.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi, Raena and mommy Audra

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  81. My husband, myself and our 2 fur babies are so very sorry on your loss. Prayers and love to you.

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  82. Now that mum is home and me too we are just catching up. So sorry to read about Sylvester. I am sure Derby is showing him around at The Bridge.

    Sending comforting purrs to you.

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  83. Our Best Purrs Of Comfort to all of you at this difficult time...

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  84. Oh Trish, I'm so sorry for your loss of your sweet Sylvester. My heart is breaking for you.....
    Please know my thoughts are with you. Sending warm hugs to you.

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  85. We are saddened to hear this news. Sending lots of purrs and headbutts!

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  86. We're sending purrs and hugs to you and the cats. Is so hard to make that final trip with pets :-(

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  87. Trish & Scott, I'm so sorry. You know I understand fully what you are going through now. Sending a hug, Deb

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  88. I am so sad to read this news. Thinking of you and Scott... Sylvester will be missed by all of us, but especially by you. I loved reading his stories. I wish you had had more time together. xoxoxo

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  89. Awww. I'm so sorry. I loved his pics... always.

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  90. Oh no! I'm so so sorry!
    Love you Sylvester!

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  91. I am so sorry to hear about your big lost. Sylvester was such a handsome cat. Hope you will feel better soon.
    Kim

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  92. Every death has me in tears. I am sad to hear your news. Hey Sylvester, no fair boy, we need you here :-(

    RIP terrific cat.

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  93. We are so sorry to hear about Sylvester.
    It is so hard to say goodbye to a beloved kitty.
    We send hugs,love and comforting purrs.
    Wish we could help with the hurting.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ
    and mum Nancy

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  94. Oh no, we are so sorry! Sending soft purrs and gentle hugs...


    Basil & CO xox

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  95. So sorry to hear of Sylvester, sad news. You are in our thoughts.

    Mike, Mindy & Nina

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  96. I'm so sorry to hear this. I'm sending you all my thoughts and a hug.

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  97. Just checking in to see how you are. Hope the days are getting a little easier and that the kitties are loving on you all the time. There's plenty of Salem to comfort both of you. . . please don't tell her I said that. XOXOXOXO

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  98. We just read your post about Sylvester's passing. We are so very sorry the loss of your handsome boy. We were so hoping that he would have more time with you. We are sending lots of love and purrs.

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  99. I am saddened so much about your handsome loved boy. I remember when he first came home to abiding love and care with his mommy and daddy. We will meet again at the Bridge precious Sly. ❤️ Katie

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  100. I'm so sorry for your loss. I probably didn't be around lately but I remembered well he is the last one who entered to the katnip lounge.. I'm so happy when you adopted him because the cage where he used to live at the VET was so small. He has his wonderful life and lovely fameowly ever since. Hug to your mom and send comfort purrs to company him at the rainbow bridge
    Lot of love
    xoxo

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  101. I'm so sorry to hear about Sylvester. I apologize as I haven't been reading blogs regularly so only saw this today.

    I know this has been a tough several months for you, Trish and Scott. Please know you are in my thoughts.

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